" David Greenfield and Jamie Thomerson have produced the first book on the freshwater fishes of Belize and one of only a few on this subject for any country in Central America. Home to well-developed coral atolls and reefs, numerous inland lagoons, streams, rivers, and wide river mouths that open to the sea, Belize has increasingly become a center for the study of tropical biology and ecotourism, attracting researchers and travelers from around the world. Because of its geography, freshwater, marine, and brackish-water fish species all thrive in its continental waters. This volume provides taxonomic keys and descriptions for 118 fish species recorded in Belize: 3 families and 6 species of exclusively freshwater fishes, 5 families and 35 species of brackish-water fishes with some salt tolerance, and 30 families and 77 species of marine fishes. Additional contents include 213 drawings, 72 maps, and extensive historical, biological, and distributional data of fish species, as well as a discussion of the region’s geology. Because of Belize’s geology and location, this guide is broadly representative of Central American fish fauna in general, and it will be useful to students and scholars of tropical and marine biology, sport-fishing and diving enthusiasts, aquarists, and tropical fish hobbyists everywhere "
Classification: Species overview, Central and North America.
Reference in bibliography for species (15)
- Chuco intermedium referred to as Cichlasoma intermedium [p. 198].
- Cribroheros robertsoni referred to as Cichlasoma robertsoni [p. 203].
- Parachromis multifasciatus referred to as Cichlasoma friedrichsthali [p. 196].
- Thorichthys aureus referred to as Cichlasoma aureum [p. 195].